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Founders Bourbon Imperial Stout

Founders Bourbon Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A bourbon barrel aged Imperial stout with a bit of espresso added.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Served too cold I thought. Dark brown. Full mouthfeel. Chocolate stout. A sipper, above average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Tap at Founders. Pours a thick black with dark brown hue, small tan head, and decent lacing. Aroma very up front with dark chocolate, deep roasted coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and a bourbon balance. Flavor matches well with an additional pleasant bitterness, vanilla, and a great coffee aftertaste. Bourbon was nicely present, but didn’t dominate, which made for a very nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4276) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap @ Founders. Pours dark black with a mostly white (slightly off-white) head. Nose is chocolate, bourbon, booze, vanilla, roast, and awesome balance. Flavor is incredible, but instead of the normal roast and bitterness in Founders Imp Stout there is mellow bourbon and depth. So much complexity in this deep barrelled beer- chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, roasty coffee, and mild bitterness. Awesome and incredibly complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On tap at Founders. Small brown head around the edges of a snifter, the the body was a viscous jet black. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon and hints of the original imperial stout. The nice thing was the bourbon wasn’t too overpowering in any part of the beer... it was definitely there, but it wasn’t overkill. The mouthfeel seemed to be a bit thinner than the base imperial stout. Flavor was really great, with bourbon, vanilla, a little oaky and hints of the imp stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Sampled draft at the brewpub (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a near black opaque pour with some browning edges, small brown head that dies to a film yet laces pretty well. Aromas are a nice melange of roasted malts, coffee, oak and light bourbon and vanilla. Very nice despite the summer temps. Initial is smooth, with it dominating the front end oak and vanilla, moving into chocolate and coffee, roasted malts, and a touch of warming alcohol. This is a lighter BA’d brew, but it works very well, making it easily quaffable without too much booziness and the flavors still shining through the oak. Finish reminds you of the booze, smooth oak, and sweetness. Faint bitterness, very nice. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 On tap at Founders. Pretty much a black pour with a very boozy aroma. Not much in the way of a head, but whats there is tan. Pretty good mix of chocolate, coffee, and maybe a touch of caramel and ash. Finish is a moderate bourbon burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
On tap at Founders. Pours a dark brown with a little bit of tan head. Aromas are fairly predictable with lots of chocolate/coffee and roasted malt, a little smoke and some earthiness. Flavor is a nice mix of the above, with a little bit of bourbon or alcoholic burn and flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2009
On tap at Founder’s, 06/09. In your face buttery coconut bourbon aroma. Pours a caramel mocha color.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, on tap at Founders Taproom. Black with tan lacing head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, caramel, and wood. Taste is rich and smooth chocolate, molasses, and coffee with a big bourbon profile that’s not overpowering. A hint of vanilla with a warming alcohol burn at the finish. Dangerously easy to drink and delicious. Another incredible beer from an incredible brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3117) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
tap. pours dark brown with a tan head. notes of bourbon and espresso. not the most refreshing beer on a hot summer day, but interesting nonetheless.

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